So Twitter went one step further. Citing its policy against the “glorification of violence,” Twitter hid the tweet from Trump’s timeline. It’s still on Twitter here, because, as the company explains, it’s part of important political discourse. You can even RT it with a comment! But your retweet still won’t show Trump’s original tweet. Instead, Twitter puts a warning message in its place. “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.” If you want to actually read the tweet, you have to hit the grayed out “View” beside that message. … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
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Our monetary policy response has been very active since the onset of COVID-19. Along with rate cuts, the RBI has done a lot of things to ease pain such as moratorium on term loans, easing access to working capital, increasing WMA limit for government etc. However, the fiscal response has been relatively modest. Although the government announced Rs 21 lakh crore stimulus package, the actual fiscal cost of the package is around 1 percent of GDP. … [Read more...] about ‘Need more stimulus with focus on GST cut, wage support, higher MNREGA spend’
While the platforms have made an effort to combat health misinformation and disinformation, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have historically shied from making judgments about political content or content that doesn’t explicitly tell the viewer to do something that will cause them harm. In the past, all three have maintained they are merely technology platforms and not arbiters of truth—at times to a ridiculous extent.Conspiracy theorists have exploited this position to great effect, creating misinformation that narrowly fits within a platform’s rules. For example, a video that suggests vaccines are ineffective or poisonous is considered “borderline content” by YouTube and is therefore demoted in its rankings—but not taken down. That doesn’t always stop its spread. Content makers can use other platforms to direct viewers to their videos. And in the event that a video is taken down—for example, in the case of the misinformation-riddled viral … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 28, 2020The new features are excellent news, particularly for social media professionals, who may have otherwise needed to log on to Twitter over the weekend to upload tweets. The two new features are already available to global audiences. … [Read more...] about Twitter now allows users to schedule tweets on web app
Since the coronavirus crisis broke out, India has been pitching for a coordinated global approach in containing the pandemic. India has already supplied 446 million hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets and 1.54 billion Paracetamol tablets to 133 countries, drawing praise from a number of global leaders. … [Read more...] about India will have to play key role in mass production of COVID-19 vaccine: French envoy